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is still talking about obama care, but this week, he made a big pivot to economic issues talking about raising the minimum wage, extending unemplment benefits. when he did this a couple of years ago and assume d the self-proclaimed mantle of champion of thmiddle class, it helped him win re-election in 2012. do you think it can help democrats win in 2014? >> what he said there basically, if you don't like my plans for your agenda, give us your plans. i think this pivot to the economy is an attempt to change the subject from obama care, which is so dominating, the news of the past seral months. and to rally his base, which is always what he does first. sometimes, that's all he's needed to do, but my sense is he's not going to be able to make this into a big national issue the party can win on because his credibility is so week. in that harvard poll, it was one of those open ended questions about what is your top priority. income inequality was way down the list and i think it is for a lot of people. now, the president of the bully pulpit can sometimes elevate an issue and make it a big i
. well well, the president is still talking about obama care. this week he made a big pivot again to economic issues talking about raising the minimum wage, extending unemployment benefits. brit, when he did this a couple of years ago, assumed the self-proclaimed manhole of champion of the middle class, it helped him win re-election in o 2012. do you think it can help democrats win in 2014? >> what he's basically saying, you heard it there was, if you don't like my plans for my agenda, give us your plans for my agenda. my sense is that that will not meet with much -- with much success. at least certainly in the house of representatives. i think it is more than anything at this point, this pivot to the economy, in particular on the issue of income inequality, is an attempt to change the subject from obama care, which has so dominated the news for the past several months. and to rout his base. which is always what he does first. sometimes that's all he's needed to do. but my sense is that he's not going to be able to make this into the big national issue that the party with win on b
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> and this was president obama on wednesday. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the word about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are, and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care, and that's okay. because i do care. i do. >> and this was president obama on thursday. >> my advice to ev
and he's had a rough six weeks over the obama care website. he's trying to reframe this debate as they head into the midterm elections to be broader than just obama care, democrats realize that if this is about obama care in the mid-term elections it's not a good issue for them and even though we see positive things going on, they want things to be about more than that. for some, this is a signal about getting his mojo back. >> the president's economic policies improve government reliance rather than economic mobility and rather than tackling income inequality by lifting people up, he's been fixated on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and over again? >> that's the only message that they've been able to promote, and i think a lot of the republican message has been similar to mitt romney's 47% comments and it's a problem for republicans because they spend the majority of the time since the 2012 elections trying to cut food stamps and
on the stage today was that he called it obama care. don't forget nancy pelosi was saying the other week, it's not obama care, it's the affordable care act. what the president was saying, it's obama care. when he was really doing, i agree with you, talking mostly to democrats today, i think. he was saying if you want this not to be a political liability, then you have to go out and help me sell this and help me make it work. almost like launching another political campaign here where he's saying to organizing for america or liberal and progressive groupz and any supporters of the law or democratic elected officials all across the country, get people signed up. especially younger and healthier people so that this will work. he said, there's no going back. it's not going to be repealed not as long as i'm president. let's sell it and make it work. he was basically speaking to the troops today about what sales points they should make. >> you mentioned those troops and organizing for america, as you know, this was one of the most innovative campaigns ever, gathering 16 million on a network. and y
will be laid to rest in a little over a week. and president obama will be attending the funeral along with other heads of state. >>> nelson mandela is being honored across the globe. i know we have the picture, there it is, green, yellow, red and blue in tribute to mandela, but not that long ago, david schuster, the united states' relationship with mandela was complicated.eporter: the presidd to make choices about what they were seeing in south africa and they often did not choose the interests of nelson mandela. >> reporter: as the flowers were placed as tributes pour in. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings. >> it's easy to forget a few decades ago the highest circle of american leadership considered nelson mandela an enemy. the african-american national congress received support from the soviet union. meanwhile, while jimmy carter supported the south african government, president reaganen placed him on a list of terrorist groups. and the government launched a brutal crackdown president reagan condemned apartheid and tried to block cong
. the right has been saying president obama and his health law are dead for weeks. months, years. but guess what. both are still here. today the national journal writes about president obama's resilience. can obama recover? he did already. joining me now is the reporter with that story, national journal political correspondent alex sikes wald and james peterson, professor at lehigh university. thank you for being here. alex, your piece is about the president recovering. tell us what you noticed. >> if i had a dollar for every time somebody said obama or obama care is doomed, i could pay for the website rebuild myself. you know, at every stage when scott brown got re-elected, everyone was sure obama care was done. when the tea party came, everybody said obama care was done. obama himself, from controversies like the irs to when he criticized the arrest of henry lewis gates, he's been done. and he continued. this should be no surprise to anyone who's paid attention to history. bill clinton emerged from an impeachment scandal with the highest approval rating of his career. he's the president.
he had to say. [video clip] last week, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral, one-year obamacare. just like in july, right before holiday,endence day the administration try to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew problems wellite before the website launched. administration tries to continue to hide problems on the website.of the the administration has tried to hide the security problems that that one official called the website'sr to launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for millions of americans would lose the coverage that they liked. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will access to the doctors, the pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? congressman. think they're hiding anything, frankly. i think when you are pushing timehing out for the first , you do not immediately say everything that is wrong. then people will say, -- they work anding to make i
rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. peopl
will be the impact of obama care on the 2014 elections, and even perhaps the 2016 presidential race? >>> plus, an historic week for pope francis with his first major statement, attacking what he calls, quote, the idolatry of money. what continues is a whirlwind change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it al
, janice. >>> the past couple of weeks we've brought you concerns, wide concerns about whether or not obama care is safe. will it be someplace you can leave your personal information knowing it's not going to be disseminated to other people. we've had a lot of concerns. the white house is responding consistently. that's paranoid talk. of course you can trust obama care. in the state of california you can't. the obama care exchanges have been passing out personal information to insurance companies which then market that information using that information, they market their services. >> these aren't even people that signed up. these are people that took a cursory glance, maybe filled out part of an application. >> they're getting phone calls from insurance companies saying, hey, we understand you're looking for insurance. how can we be of assistance. would you like to pay us? peter levy, covered california, listen to this quote, see if you are comforted by this. he's using comforting words. he said i can imagine some people may be upset, but i can see a lot of people will be comforted and rel
a lot. three weeks might be enough time. >> some optimism. >> president obama's former advisor david pluth made a bold prediction about medicaid's expansion. >> it's a fact. it may take until 2017, almost every state in the country will run their own exchanges and expand medicaid. i think it the work well. >> is that right, states like kentucky, where they work great. mississippi next door has few sign ups and prices are different. in kentucky, they are lower than mississippi. with politics push other states to say we have to get on board and set up exchanges to help the constituents, whether they'll demand it. >> i don't think a state or govern nor listens to david pluth. he's good at the politics. he's saying states like kentucky, where a governor says we'll have a state-based exchange not just through the federal and we have success, it will make it difficult for some states where some said, "no, we are not going to be part of a state-based exchange, we'll stay on the federal. as soon as you have your constituents and residents and state doing that, it will be give for you to say,
this week, on thursday claimed that president obama never held a one-on-one meeting with kathleen sebelius who is in charge of obama care, head of hhs. the white house on friday, jay carney held a press conference and says those reports are erroneous. of course he met with kathleen sebelius and often those aren't logged into the log book. listen to jay carney. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitors' logs because they come frequently. kathleen sebelius comes frequently and meets frequently with the president. i will refer you to the department for more information and more detail. she is here a lot. >> that's simply not true and he is being disingenuous there. it's not about the law books, but the president's personal calendar. that is what the initial report was citing. >> why is there so much documentation for others members of the cabinet? why is it on record for former secretary clinton having met 73 times one-on-one or 57 times for secretary timothy geithner? it doesn't make sense. americans are outraged about the whole debacle of the website and this new
times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually outweigh capacity, and today's report indicates there is still more work to be done. the real test lies ahead when millions of uninsured americans could try to enroll by an initial december 23rd deadline. we have mike rogers of michigan. he also sits on the on us and commerce committee over the jurisdiction of health and human services. welcome to both of you and welcome to "meet the press "snoochlt. >> just your reaction to this report. dramatic progress, private sector-like velocity. the promise was for the website to be fully functioning by now. are you satisfied? >> overstated. have they made some progress and they brought in some folks to try to bring the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. their own cio said he believed that if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. so, a, the functionality is right. here's a part of this discussion that nobody talks about. the security of this sit
w. bush and bill clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president's death. crowds outside his johannesburg home are singing their tributes. ♪ hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals and balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. when you talk about civil rights icons, the conversation ultimately turns to dr. martin luther king jr. well, dr. king never met nelson mandela. he did keep close tabs on the fight for equality in south africa. martin luther king iii said his constant fight for equality personified what me and my father often said, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." martin luther king iii joining me now. i'm quoting your dad. this is bringing so many people of all walks to reflect ton a giant man's life and the market that he left. >> yes, it is. he personified more than anything else and taught us the power of forgiveness. love and forgiveness was the essence of nelson mand
're still talking at all are not talking about shutting down the government. not this week, not this january. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might hav
and close allies to hold senior level people accountable for the botched rollout of president obama's plan. now, part of the thing that i find most intriguing over the last couple weeks is how quiet democrats have been from harry reid on down and outside senator manchin, no one is saying a word. we heard they were waiting 'til december 1. now we understand maybe get a clue of what's happening behind the scenes, pressure is mounting for the president to fix it and make somebody responsible for it because if you go out and try to getected, knowing this is on your resume, this is a vote that you supported, you have to at least pretend as if you're trying to fix it. you could say hey, i've put pressure on the president to restructure and change his management style. >> extraordinarily -- and the president's top advisors through the years have been very loyal. extraordinarily yesterday, bill burton told megyn kelly, and he was a communications guy for the president for a very long time -- said you know what? forget about anybody else. this has one person to blame and that person is -- here it i
for the nation under romney care in massachuset massachusetts. after a terrible first few weeks on the federal healthcare.gov website, the obama administration now says the site is working for most people most of the time, which is what they were hoping for by december 1. if the health care website is, in fact, working that much more smoothly, that should musmooth e way for more people to get enrolled across the country. in the first nine weeks, in general, states running their own exchanges, kentucky included, they have done better than states that are not running their own exchanges and letting the federal government do it. but as the federal system works these kinks out, the numbers are going to keep going up. they're going to keep going up and up, even in places like mississippi, even in places like mississippi, which has done everything it can to ruin its own citizens' chances of getting health insurance, even to the point of unplugging what they had, which was working, which they designed for themselves. even in a state like mississippi, where the governor has been doing everything he ca
surrounded by his wife and family. columbian president was in washington this week for talks with president obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objec
are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot.
: no, no one wants to contemplate that. very strong words from a hearing this week on capitol hill over whether president obama had overstepped his constitutional authority, and that man who you just saw spiking there is michael can -- speaking there is michael cannon. he is the director of health policy studies at cato, and he joins me now. michael, welcome. very good to have you here today. >> thank you, martha. martha: obviously, a very strong comment. you're saying that the actions of this government, of president obama,ç are so egregious that they could herbally lead people to -- potentially lead people to revolt. >> no, those weren't my comments at all. what i was trying to say is the president has repeatedly ignored the text of the patient be protection and affordable care act, and the constitution says the president shall take care to insure that the laws are faithfully executed. martha: that's right. >> the president has given illegal subsidies to members of congress to protect them from the harms that obamacare inflicts on them. he is imposing taxes that the law does not aut
now will be filling by a successor. thatnoticed that last week president obama, and you today, using theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility of because of the afford will care act, throw you off the plan because of a pre-existing condition.
about what you're hearing coming out of congress. what you want to hear in the last couple weeks of the legislative session? white house bureau chief scott wilson joined us to talk about the affordable care act and other issues that are affecting president obama's credibility and his legacy. later we will continue our later we will continue our health care discussion with cq roll call reporter emily etheredge. we will be right back. >> social media is an old idea. long and rich tradition and social media that goes back to the era of cicero, the late roman republic's in the first century bc. you don't need a digital network to do social media. if you have one it goes faster, but you can do it in the old days. cicero did it with the pyrus yrus rolls.th pap there have been many other examples that have occurred throughout history. martin luther and his use of pamphlets. tom payne and his pamphlet common sense. the way the pamphlets were used more broadly in the run-up to the french and american revolution. first 2000 years of social media tonight on c-span two. >> vice president for
mandela's death, i will point you to those remarks. all i can say is that president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of nelson mandela and participate in memorial events. at this point, i don't have more information on logistics. that is all being worked out. in terms of others, i refer you to them at this time. we hope to have it fairly quickly. >> will the president invite them to travel? >> i don't want to get ahead of the process being worked on as far as the timing and logistics. when we have that information, we will get it for you right away. >> jobs numbers, white house officials have told us that the sequester would have dire consequences. those numbers are a welcome surprise for you guys. is some of the austerity not having the effect that you predicted? >> i would not look to what we said and predicted, but what i've it economists have said about the effect of the sequester on job creation and the shutdown on jobs and economic growth. talk about trying to prove a negative or a counterfactual, but the economists say
-- a couple of look at your tweets this morning. president obama did an interview with msnbc last week, talking about the administration's efforts when it comes to nsa spying. let's take a look at what he had to say. [video clip] goode nsa has done a very job about not engaging in domestic surveillance. outside of our borders the nsa is more aggressive. it is not constrained by laws. posing some self- restraint on the nsa. to initiate some reports that can give people more confidence. with does president obama chris matthews at the american university. of wwe are at facebook.com/cspan. let's read some comments -- you can join the conversation by calling in this morning. the numbers are -- another big story making the news this morning in "the washington post," -- lori montgomery reports -- joining us to talk about some of these issues on capitol hill is the news editor at "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. "the washington post" stated, we are expecting a budget deal to come out this week. what is it going to look like? guest: it
with generosity and good will this week. mandela was in many ways simply the best. when president obama said that we should not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but let us look at what mandela did and at the fact that his words and deeds moved table mountain, and let us hope that we do see his like again. let us hope that we see his like in the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas, for example, where people are crying out for a generation of politicians of a quality that can move mountains and minds in the way that mandela did. he reminds us that our trade need not be as awful as it is often depicted. he has given us something better to work for in ourselves. >> it is a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. as far as i am concerned, it is almost as good as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall as he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically elected president of all south africans. i know that i speak on behalf of people in my constituency, holborn and st pancras, because they have a very special re
. good morning. last week, as middle-class families prepared for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of obamacare, just like in the right before independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problem's on the back end of the website that delivers information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. to administration has tried hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless, prior to the website launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans would now lose access to the doctors, pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals they choose. at this point, one has to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to
and the ballistic missiles by which they are ssisting iran. wendy scherman actually briefed this congress this week. she is the lead negotiator for the obama administration. as an, that's -- that makes uch sense as an administration hiring a company to do an absolutely essential, critical website for people's health and well-being, as someone who has no track record of being terribly successful. i mean, surely an administration wouldn't do that. oh, yes, they did do that, with obamacare. oh, yes, they are doing it in negotiating with terrorist thugs who want us wiped off the map. same kind s is the of inane thinking that would have an american president in 1970's proclaiming the ayatollah khomeini as a man of ace, when he was a terrorist and took over a nation and its litary for the first time in terrorist, that a islamic leader had been the leader of a country. with a powerful military. another article from ownhall.com, december 5, 2013, violence against christians is rising across the middle east. endoors -- open doors u.s.a. investigates for "town hall" magazine. christians in the middle east a
want to turn now to south africa. a week of events celebrating the life of nelson mandela getting underway now. president obama and the first lady are heading there this morning to attend a memorial service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen in any country and it shows how beloved and respected nelson mandela was across this planet. this morning they are hard at work preparing johannesburg's 90,000 seat fnb stadium for tomorrow's public memorial. a potential security and logistics nightmare as scores of world leaders and luminaries ranging from heads of
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